Civilian shot dead by Indian troops in Badgam

ISLAMABAD : One civilian was martyred after being hit by a bullet of Indian troops in Chadoora area of Budgam district,in Indian occupied Kashmir today.

The youth identified as Zahid Rashid, in early 20’s had received the bullet in his neck and was initially treated at sub- district hospital Chadoora where from he was referred to SMHS Srinagar, KMS reported.

The doctors at hospital said that Zahid was brought dead. Zahid Rashid was among protesters who had gathered at Chadoora to rescue some youth besieged by Indian forces. Severe clashes took place between protesters and the forces’ personnel. Indian forces also destroyed a house after using mortar shells in the same area.

The loss of lives was yet to be ascertained. Media reports said that locals were pelting stones on the forces in an attempt to help trapped youth flee. More details are awaited.-APP